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How our bodies burn food for energy

We burn food for energy in our bodies. Chemically it's the same as burning fuel for energy in cars and rockets. Listen to Bernie Hobbs explain more about combustion reactions. Discover why we don't burst into flames when we burn food in our cells.

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Digestion Part 3 (sk- Intel)

This brief resource consists of 4 sets of illustrated slides with voice over presenting information about the properties of enzymes and their role during digestion.

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In digestion

Follow the passage of food through the human body. Select foods and drinks and decide how to digest them. For example, choose to chew, to add saliva to the mouth or add gastric juices to the stomach. Watch how the body reacts to changes. Find out more about digestion along the way and answer questions.

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Structure and function: animals and plants: teacher resource

This teacher resource provides a range of possible activities that cover aspects of the science continuum for the flow of energy and flow of matter in an ecosystem. This teaching resource provides a range of classroom activities that explore the concept of the flow of energy and flow of matter in an ecosystem, specifically ...

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Animal and plant structure and function: learning sequence

In this structured sequence of learning, students explore and compare the structure and function of plant and animal cells as well as plant leaves and the digestive system. They investigate the role of enzymes and compare how plants and animals store food. They investigate how energy moves through an ecosystem.

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No More Needles Please, 1997: Insulin

This clip shows 12-year-old James Jarvis, who suffers from type 1 diabetes, at a pharmaceutical trade fair where he interviews Dr Richard Di Marchi, asking him why an alternative to injecting insulin is not available to diabetics. Dr Di Marchi explains that insulin cannot be administered orally because it is a peptide hormone, ...

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Liver: massive hepatic necrosis

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Choice: nutrition

This is a web page providing reviews of various food products and supplements in terms of nutrition, covering frozen yoghurt, supermarket diet foods and fast food including vegetarian fast food. It also looks at omega-3 supplements, probiotics, protein supplements and beneficial foods - blueberries, fish, ginger and chilli, ...

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Digestion Experiments

This resource consists of 3 sets of illustrated slides with voice over presenting detailed information and explanations of an experiment used to investigate the action of amylase on starch and the optimum pH for the action of protease on egg white protein. Results are provided and interpreted using tables and graphs. More ...

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Digestion Part 2 (sk- Intel)

This brief resource consists of 6 sets of illustrated slides with voice over presenting highly detailed information about the role and function of the various parts of the digestive system starting at the small intestine onwards (it is the second part of a resource).

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Digestion Experiments 2

Students use this resource consisting of ten slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand that enzymes work best at a specific pH. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Digestion – part 1

This resource consists of 4 sets of illustrated slides with voice over presenting highly detailed information about the process of digestion and the role and function of the various parts of the digestive system up to the small intestine (it is the first part of a resource).

Teacher resource

Cells and the molecules of life

Take a look at cells, and some of their components, starting from the very beginning of life on Earth. Speculate on the origin of the molecules of life and investigate how they combine to create the structure and function of cells.

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The digestive system: Connected Learning Experience

This Connected Learning Experience (CLE) explores the digestive system in higher animals. Students will learn about the role of the digestion in the context of modelling the human digestive system.